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Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, which a Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess fan has proven brick by enchanting brick. His epic Lego construction that recreates Hyrule Castle was recently on display at Brickfair Virginia, one of the world’s largest Lego conventions. The massive scale and attention to detail will really grab the attention of Zelda fans and leave them begging the question, how exactly did he make the tower turret roofs?

Brickfair is a Lego convention that originated in the state of Virginia, but has since spread to four East Coast states. Each year, the convention gathers Lego fans and enthusiasts with presentations, seminars, round-table discussions, contests, games, and best of all, a venue in which to display their personal, epic Lego creations. At this year’s convention, YouTube Channel Beyond the Brick spotted this impressive Hyrule Castle from across the room and just had to snag an interview with the builder for its weekly show.

The builder of this castle is 19-year-old Zelda fan Joseph Zawada, who constructed this recreation over the course of two and a half years using tower pieces from castle sets as well as building some of the smaller turrets from scratch.

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He also combined Lego technic pieces together with castle pieces in order to achieve the textured look and feel he desired.

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Perhaps the most interesting feature is the roof of the castle, which proved to be a bit of a challenge. Since Legos are bricks and Hyrule Castle has round roofs, it was difficult to create a rounded look, but Joseph really did a fantastic job, especially considering he built it himself with normal Lego pieces, not pre-fabricated round roof pieces. He also took meticulous care to ensure that the vegetation on the castle looked like it was organically growing on the building itself. You can really tell that this was a labor of love.

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Joseph drew his inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, his favorite game in the series. He started building the castle based on how many base plates he could get, but increased the size of the castle multiple times when he finished a tower and was so pleased with it he just scaled the rest of the castle up to match its size. The end result is pretty awesome to look at and it shows that with a little time and dedication, plus a whole lot of Lego bricks, you can build something pretty fantastic.

Source: Hachima Kiko
Images: YouTube/Beyond the Brick